Do dogs go to heaven?
And do dogs from other religions go to heaven?
Classic questions. And here's a Buddhist dog which affirms my long-standing point: Do dogs go to heaven?
No. They go to hell.
The monks say this dog is "praying" -- but it's because they give him treats to do it.
So this seemingly pious dog is praying for immediate reward, in the here-and-now. This dog thinks it's all about being personally blessed with tasty stuff. This dog resists the call to personal sacrifice. And this dog is somehow doing this without reading Joel Osteen.
I used to think dogs went to heaven, but then we got "Scamp". "Scamp" was a poodle who did not bear the Fruits of the Spirit. "Scamp" did...horrible...things. Many, many...awful...things. "Scamp" also chewed up my Sunday shoes, destroyed four Nerf footballs, and shredded my desperate gift to him, a Chick tract.
I believe God's wonderful mercy is wider than we know.
I also believe "Scamp" is in hell.